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that retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the coalition that pushed saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. bob scales on the phone with us now. general scales you wrote a book called certain victory and you have a lot of knowledge of the history of the iraq war but personal knowledge with this man. you call him truly the first great american hero after vietnam. your thoughts? >> that is exactly right, harris. remember, i come from the same generation as general schwarzkopf and the vector was the vindication of my generation report vietnam generation because it was our first great military victory after defeat in vietnam and he took that personally. i knew general schwarzkopf well, going back to his time as a major in the pentagon. he also carried in his sack this rock that had the sigma that went with the defeat in vietnam. when defeated the iraqi military in the plains of iraq, when was able to do that one of the first things he said at the truce tent was this is a vindication for my generation, harris. so detail on his life, general scales, many people may
general norman schwarzkopf. >> it is friday, december 28. i am scott thuman. jacqui jeras -- we have a good day ahead of usaheadright? >> -- and head of us>right? >> we will come back in just a second. what are the roadway's like their? >> at cedar lane, it is a water main break -- traffic is heading toward southbound. squeezing by to the right. water main work continues. southbound at cedar lane. you can see everybody moving over to the right. northbound most of it is open. hopefully it will be cleaned up but right now it looks like it is still active there. take you to the beltway -- silver spring, that looks pretty good. no problems around the beltway right now. everything is starting off very smith. over toward river road -- we are also ok on the beltway. no problems to report early this morning. virginia -- springfield looking good with light traffic heading north down. hov is in today. back to you. >> a developing story from new york city -- police are investigating the second subway debt this month. police say a woman pushed a man in front of the train as it entered a station
forces in the gulf war. norman schwarzkopf was credited with winning the war and the public's imagination. >> reporter: in 1990, norman schwarzkopf was a little known general looking ahead to requirement -- retirement. then he led into the face of the u.s. counterattack, called stormen norman. >> it will take has long last it takes. >> reporter: a six-week campaign of aerial bombardment drowned the iraqis in 100 hours. norman schwarzkopf was a west point graduate hop spent his whole career in the army. he was a war hero where he earned purple, bronze and silver stars. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwarzkopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders. in rear -- retirement he had speaking engagements. >>> you could be waking up to a snowy saturday morning. >> we continue to track a winter storm on abc2 news at 6:00 which starts right now. >>> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. >> the russian president bans them f a
american general, norman schwarzkopf, a man whose victories during operation dessert storm. good morning, everyone. i'm brian sullivan and this is "way too early." thank you for being with us this morning. we have a lot to talk about this friday. including the president. trying to bring both sides together at the white house today to try to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. in the meantime, harry reid refers to john boehner's leadership as a dictatorship. not helpful. >>> but first, to your top stories this morning -- retired general norman schwarzkopf died thursday at his home in tampa, florida, he's credited with devising the plan that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. known as stormin' norman for his strong personality. >>> the general said that he did agree with president george h.w. bush's decision not to follow saddam's decision into baghdad. >> ladies and gentlemen, when we here, we were 150 miles away from baghdad and there's nobody between us and bagsd. if our intention to take iraq, to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country,
are coming in now for norman schwarzkopf, the commander who helped run saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in just six weeks. it's friday, december 28. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. it is friday morning. the abc bosses are asleep for some reason they let me and brandi be at the controls today and i'm liking it. i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. >> and i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. she's on assignment. this is our last day on the desk together, my friend. >> it's been great. >> it has been great. but you still haven't got much sleep. >> i'm on like three hours sleep. but our viewers out there, they call themselves insomniacs. so i wanted to join them. >> okay. you wanted to feel the same emotions that you're experiencing right now. >> it's all about the love, it's all about the love. >> yeah, right. >> we appreciate you joining us today, being up this early with us. coming up in this half hour, we'll take a look back at the life of general norman schwarzkopf and his long list of awards and honors. >>> also this half hour, it is down to the wire in was
.s. forces in the first gulf war general norman schwarzkopf has died. he was aged 78 and had been suffering from cancer. a look back at his career. >> not since world war ii had an american general commanded such a broad coalition of international forces with such apparent success. less than a week after ground combat began, general norman schwarzkopf said down with the defeated iraqi army to formally end of the first gulf war. some three-quarters of a million u.s. to my european, and arab troops took part in the vast air and ground campaign backed by u.n. resolutions to throw occupying iraqi forces out of kuwait. the architect of the military victory was a big man in every sense. a lifelong soldier from an army family, norman schwarzkopf became a household name. >> he was one of those officers that stayed in the military after the vietnam war and helped to rebuild it. pam he was known for his sharp temper but he won praise for his ability to keep the coalition forces working together. his strategy of encircling the iraqi army brought fighting to an end quickly and with few casualties on th
paycheck to the defense budget could take effect. >>> norman schwarzkopf has died. the retired general died from complications of pneumonia. he was best nope for leading international forces in iraq in 19916789 he was 78. >>> former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says bush is getting excellent medical care but expects nobody the hospital for a while. he is battling bronchitis and other complications from it. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago. >>> three people were killed when a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup. all of the victims were in the pickup. this happened about 7:00 last night and traffic was still moving slowly in the area late last night. in other news, hundreds of teachers in utah taking a gun training course in the wake of shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >> the idea of arming teachers is he lifting both support and op indication. we have a report. >> reporter: gun rights advocates in utah offering free gun training for teach
. this morning, general norman schwarzkopf is being remembered as a soldier and a patriot. >>> and a woman shoves a man in front of an oncoming train and then runs away. it's the second deadly subway shoving this month. and this morning, we're getting our first look at the woman police say did it. >>> and it was a gift meant for a stranger. but it built a community. the unexpected outcome of one man's message in a bottle. >>> good morning. i'm muhammad lila, in for rob nelson. >> i'm brandi hitt. paula faris is on assignment today. we begin this morning with a new effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. it's an 11th-hour attempt to reach a deal. but lawmakers are not optimistic. >> wendy gillette is here with the latest. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: good morning, president obama will meet be lawmakers this afternoon. time is running out with no deal in sight. president obama will meet with congressional leaders later today at the white house. but it may be too late for a deal. there's just four days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> i have to be very honest, mr. president. i don't know, ti
. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. for the last few weeks, she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she sustained after fainting. she canceled an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, lib
. >> thank you. harris: america is saying good-bye to american legend. general norman schwarzkopf has died. he is known for his name mouse leadership in operation desert storm and for decades of service to our nation. >> you're better equipped. >> reporter: the commander of u.s.-led international coalition forces that drove saddam hussein out of kuwait in 1991 has died. general herbert norman schwarzkopf was a much decorated combat soldier in vietnam as more popularly known to the public as "stormin' norman". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-ch
disaster. >> the loss of a leader and a hero. this morning we are remembering general norman schwarzkopf and looking at the legacy he left behind on this friday september 28th. good morning -- december 28th. good morning i am charley croweson. >> i am megan pringle. the weather has been the story because we have seeing wild weather and it's been cold. >> some of that is coming up for the weekend. mike masco is standing by to let us know how bad it could be getting. >> we will see a couple inches of snow across the area. today not a problem a few clouds in the afternoon. glen burnie at 35. around the freezing mark in reisterstown and manchester 28 degrees. and here we go winter weather advisories over the northern tier close to the p.a. line into tomorrow. we are expecting advising that this storm over the tennessee valley will run into cold air and produce a snow event. look at future trend look good during the course of the morning hours. we expect the snow to break out a little after 8 in the morning or 6 in the morning rather and that will take you into your morning hours and early af
mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. >> brown: we remember general norman schwarzkopf-- the man who commanded american-led forces in the persian gulf war known as "desert storm." >> warner: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the final weekend has now arrived before the fiscal cliff hits on new year's day and with it, more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts. in a last bid for a deal, president obama stated his terms face-to-face to top republicans and democrats. >> congressional leaders arr
remembering general norman schwarzkopf. >> and have gun, will teach. hundreds of educators get a hands-on lesson in firearms. controversial proposal. good morning. welcome to "early start." 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> it is the last friday of 2012. i've just had that pointed out to us. one final desperate attempt to dodge the fiscal cliff, just four days left before we go over the edge triggers tax hikes, spending cuts that could send the nation back into recession. the president calling for members of the congress the back. a gang of six attending. vice president biden, harry reid, house minority leader nancy pelosi, mitch mcconnell and john boehner representing the republicans. brianna keilar is live from washington. is anybody optimistic that a deal could be done today around a table? >> i will tell you the optimism is sort of sinking. senate majority leader harry reid said he doesn't see how it can get done by january 1st. we heard from president obama before he left from his vacation that he was optimistic. logistically the white house will tell you it's possible. when you listen t
of an american hero, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he is best known as one of>> tonight scott thuman looks back at his life. >> in 1990, norman schwarzkopf was a little-known u.s. army general looking towards retirement. the west point graduate and decorated officer for his service in vietnam he spent his entire career in the army. when a rack's dictator saddam hussein invaded neighboring kuwait "stormin' norman" became a household name. as the leader of the u.s.-led international coalition that quickly drove iraqi forces out of kuwait, schwarzkopf achieved rock star status. he returned from the persian gulf in national hero and was awarded the medal of freedom. >> he was a leader, and motivator. he got a lot of things done. he was an extremely compassionate man. >> after retirement, he declined offers by both parties to run for political office. >> president george h. w. bush is today statement, saying he epitomized the duties that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation tour most trying international crises. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true patriot and one
, this time. >>> a final salute to general norman schwarzkopf. he died yesterday after complications from pneumonia. >>> plus an aide to president george h.w. bush. >>> who was the biggest political winner in 2012 and why? tweet me or find me on facebook. >>> tributes are pouring in today for german norman schwarzkopf. nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temp. the general died yesterday in tampa, florida. he was 78 years old. his was known for his colorful, very blunt-talking style, credited for devising the plan that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in the first gulf war. >> if they're dumb enough to attack they'll pay a powerful force. >> i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great strategist, he's neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art. >>> president obama calling general norman schwarzkopf, an original who stood tall for his country and the army he loved. most importantly president george h.w. bush issued a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true am
: nicknamed "stormin'norman" norman schwarzkopf was an american original. he used his prewar briefings to try to scare saddam hussein into backing down. >> the iraqis are dumb enough to attack, they are going to pay a terrible price for it. >> they dare come across that border and come down here, i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> reporter: when the decision to go to war was made, schwarzkopf was ready with a plan to outflank the iraqi forces with a sweeping army movement. >> instead of battering away at the fourth-largest army in the world, he en circled it. i think a lot of american troops are alive today because of his sense of strategy. >> reporter: former president bush with brian williams last year. >> i remember when he came and presented his plan at camp david to us and then we fine-tuned it a little bit or asked it be fine-tuned. but he was a great soldier. >> reporter: in the first war, televised in real-time, general schwarzkopf's briefings made him a matinee idol. >> i would describe that report as bovine scatology. the simple fact of the m
. the army general who helped force saddam hussein out of kuwait has died. general norman schwarzkopf died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. the man known at stormin' norman successfully executed the first gulf war and the former head of central command at macdill air force base in florida. a close friend said schwarzkopf was possessed by a sense of duty and was a true patriot. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed that has defended our freedom. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> bush made that statement as he continues to recover in intensive care. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but promises that he's in good hands. the 88-year-old has been in the houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> this is a crucial day in the effort to keep the country from going
general norman schwarzkopf, the man who commanded forces in the first gulf war died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. andrea mitchell looks back at his career and explains how he earned his nickname. >> reporter: nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temper, norman schwarzkopf was an american original. colorful and blunt-talking, he used his prewar briefings to try to sca to. >> reporter: when the decision to go to war was made, he was ready with a plan to outflank the iraqi forces. former president bush with brian williams last year. >> i remember when he came and presented his plan at camp david to us. we fine-tuned it a bit or asked that it be fine-tuned, but he was a great soldier. >> reporter: commanding 540,000 americans and allied troops, general schwarzkopf's believing made him a matinee. >> i would describe it as bovine scatterology now every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground, it's running away. as far as nor is he schooled in the operational away. >> a west point graduate, like hess father, the younge schwarzkopf played football, wrestled, sa
norman schwarzkopf an american original. schwarzkopf who command can the operation that drove iraqi forces out of kuwait in 1991 died yesterday at age 78. the cause of death was respiratory failure, though david martin says he also suffered from alzheimer's in his later years. tonight a look back at an extraordinary life. mandeporter: stormin' norman schwarzkopf was a revelation, a hisismatic combat commander who rose out of the ashes of his own and the country's disillusionment after vietnam. the nickname applied to both his fighting and management style, as he once told "60 minutes." >> i said, listen, i wear my heart squarely on my sleeve. if i don't like something, sere's going to be no doubt in inur mind that i don't like it, and if i like something, there will be no doubt in your mind that i like it. >> reporter: he routed saddam hussein's army, first with an air war for which he provided the soundtrack. >> the simple fact of the matter is now every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground, lane running away. >> reporter: then with a ground war which sent saddam's troops in
general norman schwarzkopf, who led the 1991 desert storm operation has di died in tampa florida. schwarzkopf when his outside personality and booming voice became a household name as america americans push iraqi forced out of kuwait. he was only the ninth u.s. general to be knighted. george h.w. bush called the general a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. the white house today says president obama is keeping a close eye on a possible strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result.
. >> reporter: stormin' norman schwarzkopf was a revelation, a charismatic combat commander who rose out of the ashes of his own and the country's disillusionment after vietnam. the nickname applied to both his fightin fighting and management style as he once told "60 minutes." >> i said, listen, i wear my heart squarely on my sleeve. if i don't like something, there's going to be no doubt in your mind they don't like it, and if i like something, there will be no doubt in your mind they like it. >> reporter: he routed saddam hussein's army, first with an air war for which he provided the soundtrack. >> the simple fact of the matter is now every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground, it's running away. >> reporter: then with the ground war which sent saddam's troop spies mad retreat. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational art nor is he a tactician nor is he a general nor is he a soldier. other than that, he's a great military man. i want you to know that. ( laughter ). >> reporter: when schwar
news report, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. his sister said he died from complications of pneumonia. he was in charge of coalition forces during the persian gulf war. he led the team that led hussein out in 1991. he was a decorated soldier in vietnam and his last assignment was chief of u.s. command. and tonight george h.w. bush approved this statement on the passing of general schwarzkopf. barbara and i mourn the loss of a patriot and one of great military leader of his generation. a distinguished member of that long line hailing from west point. general norm schwarzkopf has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. more than that he was a good and decent man and a career friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his wife brenda and his wonderful family. and former vice president dick cheney's statement. general norman schwarzkopf was an outstanding military commander and great american. he was a superb leader who managed one of the most complex coalitions in history in desert storm in 1991 and he deserve the much
for being on the show. still ahead, remembering a war hero. general norman schwarzkopf. another amr moment from 2012. the race for the cure. another unbelievable piece of the. >> let me tell you what i was confronted with at the gym this morning. a woman came over to me. hi not met her before. gray-haired woman. probably in her 60s. she was wearing a gray t-shirt. she said look at my t-shirt. it is inside out. i put it on by accident today. i'm not going to wear it anymore. i have torn the label out. it is a a colin t-shirt. they are asking how could this have taken place? >> >> well, andrea, i frankly think, you know, i don't know. it is a mischaracterization of certainly our goals, our mission and everything that we do. and in fact, we haven't defunded planned parenthood. we still have three grants we committed to. >>> they started north carolina's foot steps clothing which had a booming christmas theme pajama line. not wanting to be just a seasonal business, they added other holidays and eventually expanded the products that celebrate family life. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started l
would love to hear t. >>> a big story we are following. norman schwarzkopf has died. the retired general died from come indications of pneumonia. he was given the nickname stormin' norman and best known for leading international forces in iraq against shad's invasion of kuwait in 1991678 the 78-year-old managed to live a quiet retired life in tampa and kept pretty quiet on the u.s.'s decision to go to war with iraq again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. po
house is calling general norman schwarzkopf an american original. general colin powell says america lost a great patriot and great soldier. the commander of "operation desert storm" died thursday from complications of pneumonia. as bob orr reports, schwartzzkopf was one of the world's celebrated leaders since world war ii. >> reporter: the nation came to know him as he delivered fiery briefings during the 1991 persian gulf war. >> the simple fact of the matter is that now, every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground it's running away. >> reporter: commanding the american-led coalition to remove saddam hussein's forces from kuwait schwarzkopf was front and center as america watched its first live televised war. for more than a month, smart bombs and cruise missiles struck strategic iraqi targets then in "operation desert storm" schwarzkopf flankd iraqi troops with a surprising and aggressive ground campaign. in 100 hours coalition forces destroyed the iraqi amply and instilled confidence in the u.s. military. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military
. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with th
. >>> >>> tributes are pouring in for general norman schwarzkopf, stormin' norman he was known for. schwarzkopf was 78. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back at work next week. she's been at home for three weeks, recovering from the stomach flu, when she fainted and suffered a concussion. clinton promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> former president h.w. bush is in intensive care, still in intensive care this morning. the 88-year-old is being treated for an elevated fever. doctors were initially treating bush for bronchitis and a cough when he was first hospitalized last month. his family says they are confidence he'll be released soon. >>> ford living up to its go further tag line. over the next two years the automaker says it will spend $773 million to expand six manufacturing plants in southeastern michigan. the investment will add more than 2,300 jobs in the state and it's part of ford's pledge in october to add 12,000 jobs and invest more than $6 billion in the u.s. by 2015. >>> sticking with our auto theme
gulf war has passed away, retired general norman schwarzkopf died at the age of 78. he ed the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. -- the general was for his explosive temperature. >>> showdown in washington, d.c. when president obama sits down with congressional leaders trying to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. the president returned early from his vacation to have face-to-face talks with congressional leaders. they must agree on how much money the federal government can borrow if they can't tax hikes and spending cuts go into efx#" midnight tuesday. >>> tech start-up claim it called the start of the flu it says it call the start of the flu season in october after analyzing public tweets and facebook updates about people being sick. the scd didn't call the start of the season until the beginning of this month. >>> -- >> there were a lot of smartphones and tablets untrees this year. a company -- under trees this year. more than 17.4 million android and apple mobile devices were activated tuesday. [ unintelligible ][mkv app downloads saw a spike more th
daughter who said to you on the phone, norman schwarzkopf if you die i will never speak to you again. >> that was my wife. >> what is that story? >> the night the war was supposed to start, the decision was made 48 hours, i needed 48 hours -- we needed 48 hours to get everything rolling, to get the airplanes in the air, get the bombers loaded up, get the refueling set up. we needed 48 hours. after the january 15 deadline we got the word ok, it is a go. then you put all of that being in motion then there is nothing you do. you sit there. the night before the war was about to begin about 11:00 or 12:00 at night i did what most people do. i sat down and wrote a letter to my family. by this time, we heard all the stuff about chemical missiles and we did not know if they were going to fire chemical missiles and we were going to have mass casualties. we did not know what was going do happen. even though i talked to them on the phone, twice a week, it was important for me to sit down and write a letter to my family and tell them how i felt about them. i wanted them to know that at the last
passed away. a look at the life and legacy of desert storm commander norman schwarzkopf. >> a redskins-cowboys preview with dave ross a little bit later. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >> you can see how clear it is. clearly. friday, december 28th. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. h simmons. >> let's talk to tucker barnes about the weather. >> we are looking fine. it is chilly out there. kind of seasonbury chilly. temperatures back in the low to mid-30s and we'll be in for a decent day. about maybe 40, 42 today, partial sunshine. so friday looks good. tomorrow, things get a little more interesting as we've got this winter event on the way. not a huge event but it is an event. >> it is an event but not quite an event. >> okay. i'm just excited about it. >> you are allowed to be excite about it. we don't want to scare people. >> i know. i won't. >> 33 this morning at dulles and bwi. it doesn't take much, you know. there is a look at the satellite-radar. this is the makings of our next storm system. it is going to be a quick mover so it will get started here by day bre
th. for more information, go to studentcam.org. >> retired general norman schwarzkopf, commander of forces in desert shield and desert storm died. he commanded a u.s.-led coalition which drove forces under saddam hussein out of kuwait. george is to be bush said that the general epitomized the to become a service, a country creed that has defended the country's freedom and the defense secretary described the four-star army general as one of the great military giants of the 20 century. next, an interview with the retired general on his autobiography. >> general norman schwarzkopf author of "it doesn't take a hero." "almost every soldier in -- almost every general in desert shield served in vietnam. how much did this impact the rest of your career? >> it had more impact than any other experience i had in my entire military career. many of the decisions that i made in desert storm and desert shield or a direct result of things that we have learned from our vietnam experience. maybe not things that have gone well. you learn just as much piscine things done wrong. you say, i never do i
-star general. but most americans simply knew him as stormin' norman. in 1990, norman schwarzkopf was a little-known army general looking towards retirement. a west point graduate and decorated officer for his service in vietnam, he spent his entire life in the army. but when saddam hussein invaded kuwait in 1990, stormin' norman became a household name. as the leader of the u.s.-led international coalition that quickly drove iraqi forces out of kuwait, schwarzkopf achieved rock star status. he returned from the persian gulf a national hero. and was awarded the medal of freedom for service to his country. after retirement, he declined offers from both parties to run for political office. president george h.w. bush issued a statement saying, general norman schwarzkopf epitomized the duty service, country creed, that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our crisis. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. general schwarzkopf died after a battle with pneumonia. >>> meantime, a top aide for president bus
of general norman schwarzkopf. and a double agent tells us how facebook was used to infiltrate al qaeda. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> the house and republican have left town. the negotiations between the president and speaker have fallen apart. you can't legislate with yourself. >>> republicans have bent over backward. we wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. >> washington scrambles to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> president obama has asked the congressional leaders to meet at the white house today. >> if they cannot reach a deal, the economists warn that could trigger another recession. >> are they going to avoid a fiscal cliff, eric? [ laughter ] as stormin' norman has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition and forced saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait. >>> some of the same states are bracing for yet another round of snow. >>> more than 14,000 longshoreman plans to walk out on sunday. >> if the strike happens, we're going to be in trouble. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his de
norman schwarzkopf passed away yesterday. he was 78 years old. lou is joining us from connecticut. conversation about the fiscal cliff. now down to the wire. caller: washington, d.c., the belly of the beast. we have a $16 trillion deficit right now. we have the deficit because of social security, medicaid, medicare, welfare, food stamps -- all policies put into effect by the democratic party. everything is socialism. thomas jefferson said it best -- the republic is doomed. people sacrifice -- i'm a libertarian. i am more objective. i'm not a republican or democrats. i have to wonder if i want to live in this country. 29% of americans got some kind of assistance when ronald reagan was president. i have to consider and i'm considering moving to a tropical island and watching america go down the drain. we need to abolish social security, medicare, and medicaid. host: i will stop you there. we appreciate your thoughts. joseph says -- will go back to stay but by the president on the passing of norman schwarzkopf. host: "his legacy will e ndure." back to your calls. caller: good morning
. obviously, that was general norman schwarzkopf on the screen who passed away yesterday. i have a lasting memory of general schwarzkopf who served in the war in vietnam as well as obviously gulf storm i. there was a woman from iowa, her name was peg mullan. she wrote a book about the death of her son, michael mullen. the name of the book was "friendly fire." and norman schwarzkopf was the battalion commander, then a kernconcer colonel, and she was so approachable to peg mullan, so human in his relations with peg mullan to sought to find out how her son was killed in vietnam. he died from friendly fire, which means he was killed in the confines of his own unit from shrapnel from american weapons fired, but it was so impressive to read about then the colonel, later to become norman schwarzkopf general, "time's" man of the year, so human. and just that clip we showed right then, compared to a lot of military officials who we see on tv, an actual human being who could emote. i hope i don't make a mistake, things like that. interesting, at least to me. >> very interesting. i grew up. i was in
. the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero. general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman or bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991 during operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush, who organized the coalition, approved a statement, he's still in intensive care. but he says general norman schwarzkopf epitomizeed the country creed and seen this great nation through its most trying international crisis. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. norm normal received honors for serving in vietnam. he was 78 years old. >>> speaking of george bush, the bush family says put away the harps. they are confident he will soon be out of intensive care. he has an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. his chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist
as a liberator, not a conqueror. tributes pouring in for general norman schwarzkopf. he died yesterday in tampa, florida. he became a household name in the '90s when he led coalition forces in first gulf war. he once told larry king he hated war. president obama called schwarzkopf's death the loss of an american original. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back in the office next week. clinton has been recuperating at home from a stomach flu and a concussion suffered when she fainted and fell. her doctors have told her not to travel overseas for the next few weeks. but she is expected to testify before congress on the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> put the harps back in the closet. that's the word from former president george h.w. bush's chief of staff. she says the condition of the 88-year-old former president is not dire. his family is expressing confidence that he will soon be released from an intensive care unit. he's been treated for a high fever at a houston hospital. >>> with the nation reeling from the tragedy in new
, norman schwarzkopf died at the age of 78 years old in tampa, florida. gregg: a great american hero, norman schwarzkopf. heather: major developments unfolding in syria. warplanes bombing their own people. as rebels say no to propose peace talks. live overseas with all this could mean to the united states. gregg: and fallout after the chief of the american protection agencies dust down. it is more than just your average run-of-the-mill resignation. a new scandal coming up next. heather: and another man pushed to his death in a new york city subway platform. details on the suspect and the intense urge coming up next. >> to think that they put somebody into the tracks is horrible. >> it is the last stop on the train. that is all they were telling people. people asked what happened. the conductor said he didn't know. they were not given any information off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve
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